Just try it, and you’ll never go back to the bottle.
As you all know, I’m a big fan of making your own salad dressing. Why shell out three bucks for a bottle full of unpronounceable ingredients, when you can whip up a delicious poppy seed dressing or cilantro lime ranch from real, fresh ingredients in a couple of minutes?
But why stop at salad dressing? Lots of things that come in a bottle at the store can also be made in your own kitchen. It’s cheaper, healthier…and usually not as hard as you think.
Take tartar sauce, for instance. This is the must-have condiment for all kinds of seafood dishes, from fried clams to salmon burgers. But what is it, really? Just a dressed-up version of mayonnaise. What could be easier to make yourself?
My Homemade Tartar Sauce recipe shows how easy it is to do. It has everything you’d find in a really fancy bottled tartar sauce, including onion, pickles, lemon, and capers. (If you don’t have capers at home, go out and grab a jar. They’re pricey, but they’re super packed with flavor, so a tiny spoonful goes a really long way. And they keep practically forever.)
And what do you do with all these fancy ingredients? Just mix them with the mayo and refrigerate it. I’m serious…that’s it!
Homemade Tartar Sauce
1 cup of Mayonnaise
½ teaspoon Lemon juice
½ teaspoon Dill Pickle juice
½ teaspoon Capers, chopped
½ teaspoon Lemon zest
¼ teaspoon Onion, minced
2 teaspoons Dill Pickle relish
as desired Salt
1. Mix all ingredients together, leaving salt until the end. Taste for seasoning regarding how much salt you’d like to add. Refrigerate until cool and the ingredients combine!
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Homemade Tartar Sauce
- 1 cup of Mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon Lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon Dill Pickle juice
- ½ teaspoon Capers chopped
- ½ teaspoon Lemon zest
- ¼ teaspoon Onion minced
- 2 teaspoons Dill Pickle relish
- as desired Salt
- Mix all ingredients together, leaving salt until the end. Taste for seasoning regarding how much salt you’d like to add. Refrigerate until cool and the ingredients combine!
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